Protest Drawing Concerns In Hamp

The arrest of a protestor on the steps  of Northampton's City Hall is drawing some attention. 

Eric Matlock, a  black Northampton resident, was filmed being pepper-sprayed and dragged  away by Northampton police for a disorderly conduct arrest on Monday. 

The woman who recorded the incident, who says she's his wife, says the  silent protest was staged because of an ongoing dispute with the  Department of Children and Families over the removal of their children.  

Police say Matlock was blocking people from entering or leaving the  building and that he wrapped his arms tightly around a handrail as  officers attempted to remove him.

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